Canada smoking ban
Smoking ban in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada

Smoking ban in Canada 2011

Smoking in Canada is banned in indoor public spaces and workplaces (including restaurants, bars,
and casinos), by all territories and provinces, and by the federal government. As of 2010, legislation
banning smoking within each of these jurisdictions is mostly consistent, despite the separate
development of legislation by each jurisdiction. Notable variations between the jurisdictions
include: (1) ventilated smoking rooms are permitted, (2) what distance away from a building is smoking
banned outside of a building; and (3) smoking is banned in private vehicles occupied by children.

The federal government's smoking ban in workplaces and on common carriers applies only to
federally regulated businesses, such as airports. Smoking rooms are not permitted.

Metrotown, Vancouver

Tobacco Reduction Act: Alberta
  • It prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces (January 2008)
  • It bans retail displays, advertising and promotion of tobacco products (July 2008)
  • It prohibits the sale of tobacco products from all health care facilities, public post-secondary
  • campuses, pharmacies and stores that contain a pharmacy (January 1, 2009)
Fines A person in contravention of the Tobacco Reduction Act may be subject to fines or tickets.
  • Under the Act, fines range from $1,000 to up to $100,000.
  • Ticket amounts range from $250 to $500.

A sign plate stating that this is a smoke-free environment at the City of Vancouver.

In British Columbia, an area within 6 m of door, window, inspiration or expiration hole of air-conditioning systems, smoking is prohibited.

A various non-smoking sign plate posted in stores in Vancouver, British Columbia.

VIA Canada offers a smoke-free environment. No smoking is allowed at any place in the train.
The policy allows to smoke outside of Kamloops and Jasper and other designated stations.

Many train staffs were smoking outside during the rest-stop. However, almost no passengers put light on cigarette at that time.

(L) A new observation car of VIA (M) A cigarette butt placed in the Jasper station. (R) Jasper railway station

Whistlers Inn in front of the Jasper station is smoke-free. No smoking is allowed at any place inside the hotel.

Emerald Lake and a stand cigarette butt placed outside of Emerald Lake Lodge, British Columbia.

Lake Louise and a cigarette butt placed at a parking lot.

(L) A stand cigarette butt placed outside of Fairmont Hotel Lake Louise.
(M) An ashtray placed in the balcony of Paradise Bungalow, Lake Louise.
(R) A smoke-free notice posted in the wall of a guest room, Paradise Bungalow.

A terrace seat of a restaurant at an Edmonton Street
This place locates within 5m of a doorway; therefore, a no-smoking rule is enforced.

Calgary By-law prohibits smoking in the area within 5m of an entrance or exit to a public premise, including a restaurant.

(L) Young girls are putting light on cigarette, each other, at downtown Calgary.
(R) A sign plate to prohibit smoking near the entrance door

(L) A non-smoking sign plate written in English and French
(R) A sign plate posted at Hilton Garden Inn West Edmnton. A patio, the outdoor space for dinning, is smoke-free.

Smoking Ban in Hotels in Vancouver

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver: 503 rooms/
all non-smoking
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: 556 rooms/smoking 16 rooms-1st and 13th floor, ( 2.8% )
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver: 489 rooms/14 smoking ( 2.9% )
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel: 398 rooms/
all non-smoking
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver: 644 rooms/
all non-smoking
Westin Grand Hotel Vancouver: 511 rooms/
all nonsmoking
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: 750 rooms/
all non-smoking
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown: 423 rooms/
all non-smoking
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel: 482 rooms/
all non-smoking
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver: 375 rooms/
all non-smoking
The Sutton Place Hotel: 397 rooms/
all non-smoking
Empire Landmark Hotel: 357 rooms/smoking 40 rooms ( 11.2% )
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel: 220 rooms/
all non-smoking
Terminal City Tower Hotel: 60 rooms/
all non-smoking
Hilton Metrotown Vancouver: 283 rooms/4 smoking rooms ( 1.4% )
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown: 100 rooms/
all non-smoking
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport: 392 rooms/21 smoking rooms ( 5.4% )
Fairmont Airport figures as of September 2014

Smoking Ban in Hotels in Whistler

The Westin Resort & Whistler 419 rooms/all non-smoking
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa 287 rooms/
all non-smoking
Whistler Hotel Crystal Lodge 158 rooms/
all non-smoking
The Listel Hotel Whistler 100 rooms/
all non-smoking
Adara Hotel 40 rooms/
all non-smoking
Mountainside Lodge Whistler 76 rooms/
all non-smoking
Whistler Village Inn 86 rooms/
all non-smoking
Blackcomb Lodge & Spa 70 rooms/
all non-smoking
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre 183 rooms/
all non-smoking
Hi-Whistler Hotel 188rooms/
all non-smoking

Smoking Ban in Hotels in Banff, Emerald Lake, Icefield and Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 768 rooms/all are non-smoking
Mount Royal Hotel Banff 134 rooms/
all are non-smoking
Emerald Lake Lodge 85 rooms/
all are non-smoking
Fairmont Chateas Lake Louise 554 rooms/all are non-smoking
Glacia View Inn 35 rooms/
all are non-smoking
Whistlers Inn, Jaspaer 64 rooms/
all are non-smoking

Smoking Ban in Hotels in Calgary and Edmonton

Hyatt Regency Calgary 355 rooms/ 5 smoking rooms ( 1.4% )
Fairmont Hotel Palliser, Calgary 405 rooms/ 10 smoking rooms ( 2.5% )
Delta Bow Valley Calgary 394 rooms/
all are non-smoking.
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel 374 rooms and 10 suite/
all are non-smoking.
The Westin Calgary 525 rooms/
all are non-smoking.
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire 323 rooms/
all are non-smoking.
Hilton Garden Inn West Edmnton 160 rooms/all are non-smoking
Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall 350 rooms/
all are non-smoking

Total guest rooms in the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms
( The percentage of smoking rooms to total rooms )

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Smoking ban in Canada leads to drop in hospitalizations.

Hospital admissions for patients with heart and respiratory problems have dropped by around a third
in Canada since anti-smoking laws were introduced in 2001, a new study showed. The 10-year study
was carried out in the city of Toronto and aimed to measure the effects of banning smoking in
restaurants and bars. Research delineating the impact of smoke-free legislation on cardiovascular
and respiratory outcomes could have an immense impact on public health, given that an estimated
one billion people are expected to die during the 21st century, as a result of tobacco-related disease,"
wrote lead author Alisa Naiman from the University of Toronto. Since smoking was banned nine years
ago, hospital admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions dropped to the rate of 39 percent
and 33 percent respectively, according to the article published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
It recalled that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the world, and that second-hand
smoke is the third-leading cause of poor health and premature death in the developed world.
The authors added their findings were "consistent with the evidence that exposure to second-hand
smoke is detrimental to health and legitimizes legislative efforts to reduce further exposure."

Source: AFP, April 13, 2010

(L) A shutter to hide the tobacco product at Vancouver
This retailer was complaining of that the earning by selling tobacco was moderately decreased because of the law restriction.
(R) Tobacco products are behind the sliding door, at a convenient store/gas station along the Highway Rute 2, Alberta.
The price of Malboro in a tobacco retail store in downtown Calgary is 11.95 dollars.
A tax-free price of Malboro in a cabinet of Air Canada is 39 Canada dollars for a king-size package, 200 per carton.

Keeping Your Tobacco Products Hidden From View: British Columbia

  • If minors have access to the store, tobacco products and promotional items must be
  • hidden from view between sales transactions, and cannot be seen from inside and
  • outside the store.
    To do this, it is up to retailers to determine which method would work best for their
  • store. In other jurisdictions, retailers have used the following approaches:
    Use a curtain that remains closed between sales.
    Stock tobacco products behind doors, that are closed after every sale.
    Stock tobacco products in drawers, that are closed after every sale.

Provinces of Canada

smorking ban bc canada BC, Canada
smorking ban alberta canada Alberta
smorking ban Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
smorking ban manitoba canada Manitoba
smorking ban ontario canada Ontario
smorking ban quebec canada Quebec
smorking ban new Brunswick New Brunswick
smorking ban nova scotia Nova Scotia 

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Japan high speed railways Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Tokyo
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Macau
Thailand Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Bangkok
Hong Kong Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Hong Kong
Canada smoking ban Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Vancouver
United States Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Seattle
United States Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at San Francisco
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Shanghai
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Nice

 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Austria
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Germany
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Switzerland

Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia

Smoke-free hotels in Japan
Smoke-free hotels in Tokyo
Smoke-free hotels in Kyoto and Nara, Japan



ある。欧米では歩道等にテラス席( patio )を設けているところが多いが、ほとんどが出入口や窓から6メートル



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Hospitals in BC and Alberta

Smokefree British Columbia

Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan, Canada

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The article was written and photographs were taken in June-July 2011,
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The Fairmont Airport hotel data was added in September 2014.

Copyright (C) 2011 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.

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